Chapter 3.–Of the Promise of Eternal Blessedness to the Saints, and Everlasting Punishment to the Wicked.
Wherefore, not to mention many other instances besides, as we now see
in Christ the fulfillment of that which God promised to Abraham when He
said, “In thy seed shall all nations be blessed,”  so this also
shall be fulfilled which He promised to the same race, when He said by
the prophet, “They that are in their sepulchres shall rise again,”
 and also, “There shall be a new heaven and a new earth: and the
former shall not be mentioned, nor come into mind; but they shall find
joy and rejoicing in it: for I will make Jerusalem a rejoicing, and my
people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people,
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her.”  And
by another prophet He uttered the same prediction: “At that time thy
people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the
book. And many of them that sleep in the dust” (or, as some interpret
it, “in the mound”) “of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting
life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”  And in
another place by the same prophet: “The saints of the Most High shall
take the kingdom, and shall possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever
and ever.”  And a little after he says, “His kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom.”  Other prophecies referring to the same
subject I have advanced in the twentieth book, and others still which I
have not advanced are found written in the same Scriptures; and these
predictions shall be fulfilled, as those also have been which
unbelieving men supposed would be frustrate. For it is the same God
who promised both, and predicted that both would come to pass,–the God
whom the pagan deities tremble before, as even Porphyry, the noblest of
pagan philosophers, testifies.
 Gen. xxii. 18.
 Isa. xxvi. 19.
 Isa. lxv. 17-19.
 Dan. xii. 1, 2.
 Dan. vii. 18.
 Dan. vii. 27.